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RUMOUR CONTROL: The Mandalorian series may feature IG-88, Bossk and Sabine Wren

December 20th, 2018 by Marc Comments

It look like Lucasfilm/Disney’s new live-action Star Wars show may be getting set to bring back some established heroes from across the lore.

Now, we must stress this is all rumour but, given what we know of The Mandalorian show, this would make sense given that it takes place after Return of the Jedi but before The Force Awakens.

Word is the show will feature The Droid Gotra which is a droid clan mentioned in several places in the new lore including the Tarkin novel and Doctor Aphra comics – so what does this mean? Well, bounty hunter IG-88 (the droid in the image above) is part of the clan and there has been news that an IG-88 has been spotted on the Mandalorian set.

Now, IG-88 appeared as a not-very-mobile character in The Empire Strikes Back and then had some action and development in The Clone Wars animated series, but it was be very cool to see him kick ass in a live-action context – indeed reports are that showrunner Jon Favreau is a big fan ever since he was a kid IG-8 will be killing, fighting and riding speeder bikes!

Reports also claim that Bossk (the reptile in the pic) has been spotted on set and is likely with IG-88. This news alone has us excited!


Other news is telling us that Madalorian Sabine Wren, star of the Rebel animated series (the girl in the image above) may be appearing in the show too as word is her helmet has been spotted on set.

Given that Sabine is a Mandarin, like the title character, and we know that she survives beyond the destruction of the second Death Star AND last time we saw her she was embarking on a bigger adventure, it’s likely that, like Solo, The Mandalorian is going to be doing some serious interlinking on Star Wars tales from movies, TV and beyond.

And we’re more than ready…


Source: Making Star Wars and Screenrant

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….